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The US Open at a glance


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2:30 p.m. EDT August 26, 2016

USA TODAY Sports’ Nick McCarvel breaks down the five biggest story lines tennis fans should keep an eye on during the U.S. Open.
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A look at the U.S. Open, the year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament:

Surface: Hard courts.

Site: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.

Schedule: The 14-day tournament begins Monday. The women’s singles final is Saturday, Sept. 10; the men’s singles final is Sunday, Sept. 11.

New This Year: A $150 million retractable roof has been installed at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which will allow play when it rains.

2015 Men’s Singles Champion: Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

2015 Women’s Singles Champion: Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

Last Year: Serena Williams’ bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam since 1988 ended with a stunning loss to…

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